Through the lens of Heartland/Rimland/Sea-Power Theory, a look at Moscow and Beijing's attempts to build a multipolar horizontal global order to displace the American-led unipolar Liberal World Order.
EXCELLENT research for global awareness of the EVILS of superpowers
Excellent article. Appreciated the addition of Mahan's theory, which I was unfamiliar with. You may find a lot of similarities between this article and one I wrote back in October. Appears we're on the same page.
The big question looming over the world geopolitical future is will China and Russia use horizontal escalation with Iran to put pressure on the US because the US is breathing hard down on them in their immediate neighborhood? China buys $500 billion in oil from Iran over the next several years and Russia supplies the advanced weapons like air defense and aircraft. Iran then enriches uranium past the threshold and Israel/US go to war against Iran including deploying 200,000 troops to Iraq and Syria to keep Iran from sending weapons to proxies around Israel. That I believe will be the big geopolitical event of the 2020s that truly rearranges the order. Too bad for Israel. It gets to experience the full brunt of blowback from US belligerence towards China and Russia.